Linda has been well known in the Knutsford area since 1992 when she started a Dance, Fitness and Exercise business; in 2007 she founded Fit4Life and changed her teaching focus mainly to Pilates after qualifying as a Modern Pilates Instructor, having been trained by Cherry Baker. As awareness and popularity of Pilates grew, the increased demand in Knutsford for Linda’s classes prompted her to relocate the business in 2010 from Community and Church halls to her own Pilates Studio in Parkgate Industrial Estate. Over 350 Fit4Life members now enjoy Pilates in Linda’s well-equipped studio, with over 30 classes running weekly during the daytime and evening.
“One of the most satisfying things we do at Fit4Life is to help people learn how Clinical Pilates can enrich their quality of life” says Linda, “and what’s so pleasing to me is the atmosphere of fun and laughter that runs through so many of our classes. It’s wonderful to hear from our members how much they enjoy the friendships made and sense of belonging in the Fit4Life community; we have many members who have been with Fit4life for more than 5 years – we must be doing something well!”
Linda continues to teach, as well as supporting the other instructors in the team; some of her Pilates qualifications include: CYQ Level 3 In Pilates Matwork; Pilates Back-care; Pilates Hip & Knee; Pilates Shoulder Stability; Pilates for the Older Adult; Advanced Matwork; Advanced Aerobics Instructor Certification; RSA Exercise to Music; Associate Teacher with B.A.T.D. and I.D.T.A; Yogawise Teaching Diploma and Completion of “A Scientific Approach to Physical Fitness” (Salford Uni) As with her instructor team, Linda continues personal development by attending courses and workshops on a regular basis.